Leidos Successfully Defends Maximum $2.9B NASA Contract Award at GAO

Leidos Successfully Defends Maximum $2.9B NASA Contract Award at GAO

  

Fried Frank represented Leidos in a bid protest filed at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) by Enterprise Services LLC (now known as Perspecta). Enterprise Services challenged nearly every aspect of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) decision to award a contract with a potential maximum value of US$2.9 billion for information technology end-user services to support NASA's headquarters, centers, and other performance sites. The protest alleged that the contract award resulted in unmitigated organizational conflicts of interest for Leidos, based on other contracts it has with NASA, and also challenged numerous aspects of the agency's technical, past performance, and price evaluations. The agency subsequently waived the alleged organizational conflicts of interest. Agreeing with arguments made by NASA and Leidos, GAO denied the protest in its entirety, concluding that, even assuming NASA made some errors in the evaluation process, those errors were not prejudicial to Enterprise Services.

The Fried Frank team was led by litigation of counsel James J. McCullough and included litigation special counsel Michael J. Anstett and litigation associates Anayansi Rodriguez and Katherine St. Romain.
 

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